Freelance cultural policy research consultant and advisor
Colin Mercer has 25 years of experience in cultural policy research and development beginning in Australia where he was first Deputy Director and then Director of the Institute for Cultural Policy Studies at Griffith University. Returning to Europe in 1998 he immediately became involved in European cultural policy issues as the UK's first full Professor of Cultural Policy at The Nottingham Trent University where he established, and was Director of, the Cultural Policy and Planning Research Unit from 1999 until 2003 when he went freelance. He has worked and published extensively and internationally in the field of cultural indicators, cultural mapping, cultural planning, the creative ecology, digital cultures, and on the urgent need for a new knowledge base for cultural policy.
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